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US News Nagorno Karabakh. Erdogan denies the presence of pro-Turkish Syrian fighters

17:55  14 october  2020
17:55  14 october  2020 Source:   ouest-france.fr

Armenia and Azerbaijan accuse each other of targeted attacks on civilians.

 Armenia and Azerbaijan accuse each other of targeted attacks on civilians. In the conflict over the Nagorno-Karabakh region of the South Caucasus, Armenia and Azerbaijan have accused each other of targeting civilians. The Azerbaijani presidential adviser Hikmet Hajjev wrote on the Twitter short message service on Sunday evening that the Armenian armed forces had launched rocket attacks against "Azerbaijani civilians and civil infrastructure".

Recep Tayyip Erdogan, le 14 octobre. © TURKISH PRESIDENT PRESS OFFICE HANDOUT / EPA / MAXPPP Recep Tayyip Erdogan, October 14.

Faced with accusations that Syrian fighters backed by Ankara were sent to Nagorno Karabakh, Recep Tayyip Erdogan denied but said he was ready to provide "any kind of support" to Azerbaijan.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday (October 14th) rejected accusations that Syrian fighters supported by Ankara were sent to Nagorny Karabakh to fight alongside Azerbaijan against Armenian separatist troops .

“Some say to us + You sent Syrian (fighters) there +. We do not have such an agenda [...] They already have a lot to do in their country, they will not go " in Nagorno Karabakh, Recep Tayyip Erdogan said during a speech in Ankara.

"They are not men but drugged combatants": in Nagorno-Karabakh, Armenian soldiers denounce the presence of Syrian mercenaries

 For two weeks, the Azerbaijani and Armenian forces have been fighting for the possession of this mountainous enclave separatist. The presence of about 800 Syrians engaged alongside Azerbaijan is now proven. © Provided by Franceinfo Intense bombardments continued for much of the day, Sunday October 4, on Stepenakert, the Armenian capital of Nagorno-Karabakh, while the escalation of the conflict with Azerbaijan - for the possession of separatist territory - entered its second week.

Several countries and observers have claimed in recent weeks that Syrian fighters are taking part in the clashes between Armenia and Azerbaijan which are tearing apart Nagorno Karabakh , a territory mainly populated by Armenians which has seceded from Azerbaijan.

“Any type of support”

French President Emmanuel Macron even said that “jihadists” had been sent there from Syria. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (OSDH), an NGO that relies on a vast network of Syrian sources, has also claimed that several dozen pro-Turkish Syrian fighters have been killed in this region since the month. latest.

Turkey, which has carried out several military operations in northern Syria since 2016, is training and arming several Syrian groups. In February, Recep Tayyip Erdogan confirmed the presence in Libya of Syrian fighters to support the government in Tripoli.

Half of the population of Karabakh displaced, Putin wants the end of the "tragedy"

 Half of the population of Karabakh displaced, Putin wants the end of the Your browser does not support this video Half of the population of Nagorno Karabakh has been displaced by the hostilities between this separatist territory populated by Armenians and Azerbaijan, authorities said Wednesday. A conflict described as "tragedy" by Vladimir Putin. © ARIS MESSINIS / AFP The Karakbakh authorities have accused Azerbaijan of blindly shelling their capital Stepanakert (here in the picture) since Friday.

While he denied having done the same in Nagorno Karabakh, Erdogan reaffirmed on Wednesday that Turkey was ready to provide "any kind of support" to Azerbaijan, while deploring the fact that "of weapons arrive in quantity from Russia and France ”.

More than 600 dead

Azerbaijani troops and separatist fighters, the latter supported by Yerevan, have been fighting since the end of September in Nagorny Karabakh. The resumption of hostilities has officially left more than 600 dead, but the real toll could be much higher.

A truce negotiated under Russian auspices should have come into effect on Saturday noon to allow at least an exchange of prisoners and bodies, but it was never respected.

Nagorny Karabakh, a territory mostly populated by Armenians, seceded from Azerbaijan, leading to a war that left 30,000 dead in the 1990s.

Baku accuses Armenia of occupying its territory, and armed clashes are there regularly. But the ongoing hostilities are the most serious since 1994. After nearly 30 years of diplomatic stalemate, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliev has vowed to regain control of the territory by force if necessary.

Pachinian does not see a diplomatic outcome on Nagorno-Karabakh .
ARMENIA-AZERBAIDJAN: Pachinian does not see a diplomatic outcome on Nagorno-Karabakh © Reuters / PHOTOLURE PACHINIAN DOESN'T SEE A DIPLOMATIC OUTLET ON THE TOP -KARABAKH MOSCOW (Reuters) - Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pachinian ruled on Wednesday that there was no diplomatic solution at this stage to the conflict with Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh. "Anything that is diplomatically acceptable for the Armenian side (...) is no longer acceptable for Azerbaijan", Nikol Pashinian said, quoted by

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